Week in Pictures: Rodeo, Husker fans and Native Omaha Days

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo participants and spectators flock to Burwell for the 92nd year, Husker players mingle with fans and Native Omaha Days bring fun and festivities in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: July 29 – Aug. 4, 2013.

Members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association hold their hats as 2013 Miss Burwell Rodeo Olivia Hunsperger passes by during the opening ceremonies on Saturday, July 27, 2013. "This may be a small town, but it's got a big rodeo, and it's got a really big heart," Hunsperger said. ALYSSA SCHUKAR/THE WORLD-HERALD

Members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association hold their hats as 2013 Miss Burwell Rodeo Olivia Hunsperger passes by during the opening ceremonies on Saturday, July 27, 2013. “This may be a small town, but it’s got a big rodeo, and it’s got a really big heart,” Hunsperger said. Burwell residents work tirelessly to ensure that their annual event goes off without a hitch. It’s a communal point of pride, handed down from generation to generation. ALYSSA SCHUKAR/THE WORLD-HERALD

See last week’s pictures: World-Herald Week in Pictures: July 22-28, 2013.

Alyssa Schukar

About Alyssa Schukar

I have been a staff photojournalist at the Omaha World-Herald since September 2008. I'm from Lincoln and am a 2006 graduate of the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, I worked as an assistant at Malone and Co., a commercial photography studio in Omaha. My favorite pictures are those that give insight on the life of an individual or family because I understand the world better through the experiences of the people I meet. It's always humbling to be allowed such intimate access. My most challenging assignments come in many forms. Funerals, especially those of soldiers, always are emotionally draining, but I try to approach people with respect and dignity. In my time at the paper, I have covered a wide variety of assignments, including the Nebraska and Iowa National Guard's deployments in Afghanistan, Husker football at home and away, portraits of wigs big and small, rodeo queen competitions and intimate views of everyday life and love. Follow me on twitter @OWHalyssa.
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